Renders of Helio X20-powered LeEco pop up, but don’t wait with bated breath


LeEco Le Max 2

There’s a lot of talk around the upcoming MediaTek Helio X20. While some reports suggest that it’s going to be the best mobile SoC of 2016, others go on to say that it’s a chipset that heats up too soon, and that some of the largest phone makers might give it a miss.

Nonetheless, it is no secret that despite all the controversy, up and coming phone makers will be vying to get a Helio X20 phone of their own on the market.

According to reports from China, LeEco (formerly Letv) is in the process of launching a Helio X20 powered flagship later this year. If you aren’t aware, LeEco also holds the crown of launching the world’s first Snapdragon 820 phone, the LeEco Le Max Pro.

It’s not just word about the phone that has leaked, but also some renders — which if you ask me seem a tad optimistic for 2016. Rounded corners and curved glass (oh, and not to mention zero bezels) make the renders look pretty crazy. LeEco would be happy to get a design that’s 50% of what’s depicted in the photos… that said, take a look at the renders yourselves:

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Mentions of a fingerprint + iris scanner, 5.5-inch screen and fast charging were found in the leaks.

LeEco’s designs are fairly recognisable, which is a hard feat to achieve with just a handful phones on the market… before completing a whole year on the smartphone scene. Coming back to the leaked renders (which could be of the Le Max 2?), we reckon you don’t wait with bated breath, for the phone could take a while coming.

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19 Comments

  1. Darevintage
    February 3, 2016

    When sights are set on the LeEco Max Pro? LeEco, please don’t start what you can’t finish.

  2. G'n'T
    February 3, 2016

    Now that’s a render! haha

  3. Steven Fox
    February 3, 2016

    That device looks gorgeous!
    Hope LeEco improve on their previous designs(in the software and power efficiency especially).
    Might be the phone to get in 2016, certainly looks lovely.

  4. Manu
    February 3, 2016

    Lel, why are the top and bottom bezels so roundish~? Guess the Mediatek powered LeEco will be the successor of the LeTv (LeEco) One (LeEco S 2). Im still waiting for the Flagship (LeEco S Pro 2) since the LeEco Max 2 should be the big version 6″+

  5. Levi Smith
    February 3, 2016

    Very futuristic design. Hope battery is included. The phone in the render looks so thin I’m not sure.

  6. Rob
    February 3, 2016

    Now that’s what I call a phone! Looks gorgeous but would hate to drop it as I’m sure it would end up in thousands of bits.

  7. Assefa Hanson
    February 3, 2016

    skeptical

  8. Bailey
    February 3, 2016

    And expect people to moan because they would love this design but expect it to be cheap.

  9. WOOHer
    February 3, 2016

    Looks great!

  10. VMortens
    February 3, 2016

    I keep waiting for them to release a quality 5-incher, as an option to most popular 5.5. I’d love to hug one of their make.
    Releasing renders isn’t exactly anything I’d be too excited about …

    • balcobomber25
      February 3, 2016

      Eventually they might release a “mini” model at 5 inches but lately 5.5 is the preferred size for these brands.

      • VMortens
        February 4, 2016

        That’s what I say – it’s their preferred one, but none of them Chinese producers wants to see the niche that developed in the 5-inchers segment. They seem to have left this ground for good – a serious mistake IMHO.

        • balcobomber25
          February 4, 2016

          I don’t think it is a huge mistake, the market for smaller phones isn’t what it used to be. I work for Microsoft Mobile and before we released the 950 and 950 XL our research team conducted a detailed study in a number of markets around Asia and the US. The majority of consumers wanted devices bigger than 5 inches but smaller than 6 inches. There will always be a market for smaller devices, but the market for larger devices is much larger right now.

          • eni
            February 4, 2016

            They just need a 4.7 inch at 99% screen to body ratio.
            5.5 is to big. It is good for reading, browsing , but bad for calling one hand.

            • balcobomber25
              February 4, 2016

              5.5 is the perfect size for all around use. Not too big, not too small. But that is more personal opinion than anything.

  11. balcobomber25
    February 3, 2016

    I am not sure if i like it or not. I am not a huge fan of the bezel free look but the way they have done it, doesn’t look bad. I would just be afraid to ever pick it up, it looks like it should have a permanent “Fragile” sticker on it.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      February 3, 2016

      Lol you think it is bezel free because of a render ?

      • balcobomber25
        February 3, 2016

        I said “bezel free look” meaning that is the look they are going for with the phone.

  12. xi7
    February 3, 2016

    design with black border off ?